1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia erythraea Schweinf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Egypt to Central Kenya and Pakistan.

    [FTEA]

    Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Shrub up to 2.5 m tall; old branches grey-black and glabrous, young shoots densely stellate-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves obovate to elliptic, 0.6–3.2 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, rounded at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base, margins serrate to sharply denticulate, glabrous to minutely sparsely pubescent or glabrescent, glaucous; petiole 1.5–7 mm long, sparsely stellate-pubescent; stipules triangular, up to 2.5 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary flower; peduncle and pedicel together appearing like a jointed pedicel, 3–13 mm long, pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers white; sepals 7–10 mm long; petals narrowly lanceolate, 5–8 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, tapered towards the acute apex.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for ± 1 mm at the base, pubescent and produced for up to 1 mm above the node.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–6 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 1 mm long, stellate-pubescent; style 5–6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 8–12 mm wide, the lobes 4–7 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, pale orange to red, sparsely hairy to glabrescent.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/4 (leaf, p. 9).
    Habitat
    Thicket on limestone outcrops and lava boulders and Commiphora bushland; 200–1400 m
    Distribution
    K1 K4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, Iran, Kenya, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

    Grewia erythraea Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. K. K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 18: 671 (1868)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
    • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.

    Not accepted by

    • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo. [Cited as Grewia tenax.]
    • Browicz, K. (1981). Flora Iranica 148: 1-15. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien. [Cited as Grewia tenax.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sebsebe in Fl. Eth. 2(2): 152 (1995).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 564, fig. 103/d3 (1961).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1: 223 (1950).
    • Schweinf. in Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 18: 671 (1868).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Science Photographs
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